[UPDATE] Brooks County Standoff

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

UPDATE 12-13-2010

A suspected meth dealer involved in a standoff between Brooks County deputies is now behind bars.

Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey says Jason Yarborough was arrested Monday night around 9 at the Petro gas station in Quitman.

The Brooks County Sheriff office says when they tried to arrest Yarborough Friday at his home on charges of making meth but he refused to come out.

Deputies say when they finally got into the home, Yarborough was gone. He spent the weekend on the run but authorities were able to make the arrest.


A day long standoff between a suspected meth dealer and authorities is far from over... as the suspect escapes the house and the pursuit begins.

The Brooks County Sheriff office says they received a tip this morning there was a package on the edge of the woods on Pleasant Hill Church Road. Upon arrival the drug task force found what is believed to be Meth in the car.

The Sheriff says when they arrived at the home on Tallokas road the three suspects ran inside.

Two surrendered but the third refused.

And has since escaped and is still on the run.

After the swat team went in and cleared the house he was not located, he's still at large, we know who he is and we just got to locate him," said Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey.

Authorities would not give out a name at this time but say the suspect is a white male around six foot one, 215 pounds with a stocky build.

They say do not consider the suspect dangerous but if you do come in contact with him call the Brooks County Sheriff's Office at (229)263-7558.


UPDATE 12-10-2010 7pm

Brooks County Sheriff's deputies inform WCTV that the ordeal began this morning around 8:30 when a person called in a suspicious package on the side of Pleasant Hill Church Road.

Investigators checked out the scene and then acquired search warrants for a house in the area, Deputies say they spotted meth in a vehicle during the search.

Deputies say a white man ran into a house and that is when a standoff began. A white man and a white woman turned themselves over to authorities, but another man is still at large. Authorities say they ran into the house and that is when they found the man missing and was on the run.

Deputies do not have much of description to give the public but they say the man is about 6'1", 215 lbs with a stocky build. Officials say this person has no previous record of violent crimes so he is not believed to be threat to others.

The Brooks County Sheriff's Office has sent an alert to other agencies in Southwest Georgia about the man on the loose.

WCTV will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

Standoff Update

A swat team is being flown in from North Georgia to help they will be landing in the next 4-5 minutes.

Brooks County Deputies found meth in a car. They obtained a search warrant for the owner of the vehicle home. That is when they spotted meth making utensils.

Stay tuned with WCTV for the latest developments.


Quitman, GA - Brooks County Sheriff says they attempted to arrest three men working in what they believe to be a meth house. Two men surrendered but the third refused to.

Deputies are not releasing the location of the meth house at this time for fear of a possible explosion.

WCTV has a crew on the way and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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  • by told you so Location: cairo on Jan 9, 2011 at 07:01 PM
    There was not 3 men it was two men and 1 girl.thses people havev been trying to fool all of you. the girl has been involved in this for years years and years.....
  • by nunya Location: south ga on Dec 19, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    If everyone understood that meth eats you from the inside out the maybe they wouldnt mess with it. Look at someone now and compare them in 10 years and you will see what I mean. From beauty to beast!
  • by Mistakes?? Location: all on Dec 15, 2010 at 03:02 PM
    If people that got hooked on meth just made that one mistake, then okay. But, it is a proven fact that no matter how long they are off of it, they will go back on it sooner or later, that is the power this drug has over their bodies. Odd thing is, jails are overcrowded with this and they just let them out to do it again and what? Jail again and more revenue for the city or county. It Has to be up to the families to stay on top of this issue with their loved one and never let them have any chance to do it again.
  • by ok Location: stockton on Dec 15, 2010 at 02:55 PM
    aNonYnoUs, now that's very true..Remember the "loving" mom from Jasper or whereever it was.. that she tried "helping" her SON with his drug problem and kept getting him out of jail until one day when she said no to giving him money and her car,, he ended up stabbing her to DEATH,(his own mother, a school teacher and Christian woman),stabbed her so hard it went through the dang mattress..WOW! She loved him so much and trusted him to live with her and he killed her while she was getting ready for work. He stole her car and her checkbook,went to the bank and cashed a check. The bank alerted authorities and the fool came back same day for more money and thats when they arrested him and found he had killed her. He could not be prosecuted for MURDER because he was "under the influence of drugs". I say Bulls**t!! He knew what he was doing at the time and this is how loved ones on meth will react if they dont get it. It sure doen't make sense to me either. and it SHOULD tell them something,,,,,
  • by aNonYmoUs Location: pavo, georgia on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    How do they consider this guy not dangerous when he's (1) on meth which completely messes with your mind and (2) been to prison for battery of a law enforcement officer? Makes no sense. Glad he's behind bars for quite a while now. And from my understanding from the family, they didn't help him because they were scared to death of him...doesn't that tell you something?
  • by moultrian Location: Moultrie on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    Ya'll are so quick to judge people on the news! Opinions are like you-know-whats, so who is to blame?? People make mistakes and they have to learn from them. Getting busted is probably the best thing that could happen to them right now. It probably saved their lives! You can't judge their actions from their background or family life. Life is tough, some ppl have their own way of "getting away" from it all. They just got carried too far away, now its a daily battle! WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES, THEN JUDGE!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 at 06:45 PM
    to family and anonymous: I pray they get the help too. And to South Ga: You don't know all the facts and you don't know what my family done to get him help. Did you offer to get him any help? Did you ever call to check on him? So apparently you haven't seen him in 2 years. Do you know of all the hell that his parents and family have gone through. Boy aren't you quick to judge his family. If you were such a good friend, then why didn't you try to help him? Until you have been through the hell that my family has gone thru, don't be so quick to judge. I will be there for my nephew and I pray that he gets the help he needs. I pray for the other families involved. They all need help and and they all need our prayers not all the judgments. Maybe the ones who are doing all the judging have their ownselves to blame. What did they do when they seen someone on drugs? Did they turn their back on them and call them dope heads and low life trash? How many people have you helped that are on drugs?
  • by agree on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:58 PM
    I agree with south georgia.. it is sad and an awful thing to see your loved one going down hill fast.But they always have a reason ,for why they look like they do. Anybody that stands back and does nothing might as well be putting it in their hands for them. Everyone says,,,oh he was a good guy,made a mistake...phooey! It is HIGHLY talked on t.v. and newspapers about this drug.Getting a speeding ticket is a mistake,or bouncing a check,or forgetting to set your alarm for work is a mistake,,,taking meth is NO mistake and No joke for any of us. I feel sorry for his poor children and the families, but i feel nothing for the users or makers of this mess,.
  • by concerned Location: valdosta on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:49 PM
    Do all meth users know the meth manufactorers? Or do they all end up making it in the end and get sloppy with it and then get caught? Just wondering.
  • by aware Location: everywhere on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    South Georgia,If families would not be in denial for this drug or any drug that turns your loved one into a walking,anorexic,dark circles under the eyes and non-responsive to family,,, then maybe there would not be so much of it.As a parent you can, upon seeing your relative within 24 hours have them physically put into rehab at the motion of the judge in which they live. It takes two family members to atest to the fact that they are harming themselves, but you have to take action and they are not going to like it. It IS worth saving their life though. Or let it go and jail or death is certain for all that use this maddening drug. People who are concerned with what other people think are in denial as well. This county,Brooks, Lowndes and I am sure it expands to the rest of our area,,better take a stand against it and make the decision to get real and save our loved ones.The ones who make it should be made to take all they have made by mouth,,if they survive..great..if not...oh well!
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